Absences & Pay
Although the legal duty to self isolate has ended, Covid-19 infection levels remain high. Employers will therefore continue to have to deal with queries around how to deal with sickness and absence at work.
Organisations may find themselves dealing with absences for a variety of reasons and will need to manage these in line with employees’ legal rights as well as current government guidance on self-isolation.
We have produced guides to summarise the legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence:
Please contact us if you have any questions on your obligations as an employer or require any support in relation to Covid-19.
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